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Haven't we all dreamed of permanently moving somewhere beautiful, isolated, and peaceful? Rob Miller from Amebix did exactly that, moving from Bath to the Isle of Skye, and that's one of the reasons why I love the interview Justin Norton did with him in November 2011. The interview discusses Amebix's 2011 album Sonic Mass, which had third place in the IO staff's list of albums of the year, but – more than that – Rob and Justin talk about landscapes, mythological journeys, growing up, and reaching rock bottom. Rob's deep interest in swordsmithing is explored, too. It's a long, involved, fascinating piece, and to me sums up much of what IO did/does best: taking the time to talk something out, explore a topic, get to the heart of what makes a band or a musician tick. It's an organic piece, in many different senses of the word.

—Jo Tacon

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